Around the US, Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems: Sabino Canyon

Though well-known in and around Tucson, I had never heard of Sabino Canyon before living here, which is a shame because it has some truly amazing trails and views. I've visited this site a few times now, including for night hiking - Tucson is not favorable to hiking in the afternoon. While there are many… Continue reading Hidden Gems: Sabino Canyon

Around the US

Day Tripping to Madera Canyon

Prior to last September, I had not heard of Madera Canyon, which is somehow less than an hour from Tucson and also the home base of Mt. Wrightson, the tallest mountain in Southern Arizona.  However, I went from not knowing a thing about this place to visiting in September, December, and January, and I can… Continue reading Day Tripping to Madera Canyon

Around the US, National Parks

One Week on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

I think most people have some place that is "their" vacation spot - a place the family goes regularly enough that it feels like both a home away from home and a clear indication that you're one vacation. My personal vacation spot is the Outer Banks where my family has vacationed for years. We don't… Continue reading One Week on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Around the US, Hidden Gems, National Parks

All About Tumacácori National Historical Park

One of the great things about being in Tucson is all the amazing places to visit nearby, including one of my favorite National Parks sites - Tumacácori. While it isn't as famous as the Grand Canyon, and while there's not as much to do here as at Carlsbad, Tumacácori captured my attention the first time… Continue reading All About Tumacácori National Historical Park